Saint Georges, Grenada WI

St. George's, Grenada

Grenada is a Caribbean island with steep, green volcanic mountains rising from the sea. As you go down the coast, you’ll pass by sheer cliffs and sandy beaches, while the rainforest interior is home to crater lakes, natural springs, and waterfalls.

Grenada’s capital, St. George’s, has long been regarded as having the most beautiful harbor in the Caribbean. In a country of 112,003 inhabitants, the city has an estimated population of 38,249. (2012). St. George’s is located on a short peninsula with a shallow outer bay and a deep harbor on the island’s southern shore. Bananas, cocoa, and nutmeg are the principal exports, while sugar processing and rum distillation are both local businesses.

The town, which was founded by the French in 1732, has numerous Gaelic features, particularly in the architecture in Market Square and the Esplanade. Many buildings were built out of brick brought aboard as ballast in old merchant ships after wooden structures were forbidden long ago due to numerous fires. 

The waterfront is lined with charming structures, tiny pastel villas lie between the lush jungle and the sandy beach, and multicolored-roofed bungalows climb the slopes. The fame of the island is due to the spices it produces and exports over the world.

Aerial view of Grenada, St Georges, Grenada

St. Georges Activities For Everyone

Snorkeling and Diving in Grenada

Underwater Sculpture Park: This creative monument is a cluster of submerged sculptures in Moliniere Bay, just north of St. George’s. The initial figures were created by British-Guyanese artist Jason deCaires Taylor, with additional contributions from Grenada’s Troy Lewis and Rene Froehlich. Many of the garden’s most famous pieces have been encrusted with coral, anemones, and other sea creatures. A number of local outfitters, including Dive Grenada, provide snorkeling tours to the garden, and the clear Caribbean water allows for superb viewing even from the surface.

St. Georges Activities For Couples

The River Antoine Rum Distillery

River Antoine Rum Distillery: The Caribbean’s oldest water-powered rum factory (around 1785) may appear to be in ruins at first appearance, yet it’s still producing great (and potent) libations within its ancient gray walls. Visit the distillation vats, boilers, and the 18th-century waterwheel that still powers the sugarcane-crushing gear on a guided tour of the premises. Finish with a taste of the finished product in the rustic, wood-floored tasting room. Some people describe it as tasting like rocket fuel, while others believe it has notes of coconut, chocolate, and nuts. In any case, a visit to the plant is a voyage back in time to the way rum was made (and tasted) in the Caribbean 200 years ago. Guided tours are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Georges Activities For Families

Sail Jambalaya

Around the Island Cruise: Grenada lies near the southern end of the Caribbean’s renowned yachting route, and one of the remaining sites in the West Indies where traditional wooden sailing ships may still be found. Visitors may get out on the sea in a variety of ways, and a motorboat or catamaran round of the island is a terrific way to compare the diverse scenery and vibes of the coasts. The family-friendly excursions include snorkeling at a coral reef and lunch on a small, isolated island with views of hilly Grenada across the water. Sail Jambalaya Grenada Your personally curated adventure awaits you and your family on Sail Jambalaya 73ft hand-crafted schooner.

St. Georges Activities For The Adventurous

Grenada Seven Sisters Waterfalls

Seven Sisters Waterfalls – For the Daring In the highlands in and around Grand Etang Forest Reserve, the rustic road to the falls offers a view of Grenada country life and the rain forest environment. The first section winds through an ancient volcanic crater that is home to tiny farms growing nutmeg, cinnamon, sugarcane, papayas, and mangoes. The second part descends a steep — and frequently muddy — gradient to the Seven Sisters Falls’ lowest point, where you can swim and sun. The brave can struggle up the cliffs and jump into a deep pool from the top of the highest waterfall. The trail to the falls is not well signposted; instead of going there alone, join Mandoo or another local outfitter on a guided trip.

St. Georges Activities For Party Animals

Grenada Club Bananas Restaurant Sports-Bar and Night-club

St. George’s University, on Grenada’s south shore, is one of the largest universities in the Caribbean, with over 5,000 students. Looking for a party? Students congregate on the tiny peninsula on the other side of True Blue Bay from the college campus, where you may find a swarm of spring break-like that rock all day long. Club Bananas,  Restaurant Sports Bar, and Night-club. Located in True Blue, GRENADA.

Some facts about GRENADA:

Caribbean map - Grenada W
  • Grenada is the second smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere (after Saint Kitts and Nevis).
  • Surface: 18 x 34 kms.
  • Climate: tropical, with temperatures between 24 and 30º C on the coast, the lowest being between November and February, and the rainy season in the second half of the year, although it is not frequent that it rains continuously for more than an hour. At altitude, the climate changes. It is occasionally affected by hurricanes.
  • Official language: English.
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar, shared with other countries in the area.
  • Typical drink: Painkiller, a cocktail with rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and orange juice with extra nutmeg.
  • Cruise Ports: Most of the ships that arrive in Grenada dock at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal, which in practice is to exit the ship’s ladder and enter directly into the very center of the capital, St.George.

Mt. Parnassus Inn Vacation Rental Insider Tip

The Mt. Parnassus Inn apartment in Saint George’s, Grenada WI features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen, a breakfast bar, free WiFi, and a Smart TV. Ceiling fans and screened windows can be found throughout the house. Towels, bedding, and cooking utensils are provided, as well as a BBQ grill and a washing machine. The open-plan living room is connected to a breakfast balcony and sundeck via French doors. In this tropical refuge, interact with nature, enjoy garden vistas, and cool elevation as if you were a local. Guests have their own entrance and private parking on the grounds of Mt. Parnassus Inn. Book the Mt. Parnassus Inn In Saint George’s Grenada WI, on Airbnb

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